It’s been a super busy week – I’m knee-deep in black paint refinishing Ayden’s furniture. No, I’ve got paint everywhere. On my knees – because I keep kneeling in the paint I’ve spilled and on both of my feet, because I was wearing flip flops and spray painting – Charming. I’d show you, but the paint isn’t the only problem – I so need a pedicure.

Too, since I can’t seem to paint anything without spilling a significant amount of paint on the floor – especially if I’m using black – let’s just say, the paint is flying!

In the meantime, I’ve also been doing a fair amount of store perusing and had a chance to check out Joann’s Fabrics yesterday. I went in looking for rub ‘n’ buff and ran into a whole lot of cute spring and summer things.. and did not come out with the rub ‘n’ buff! For those of you who are a little confused as to what rub ‘n’ buff is, it’s a little bit of magic in a tube, and I’ve been using it to transform Ayden’s dresser. I promise to show you very soon!

Anyway, while I was there, a cute little hurricane candle holder caught my eye – it was all sweet, and had burlap, and a little button, and it just reminded me of warm nights and sweet scents.. and of course, I forgot to take a picture of it. But, just trust me, it was cute and sweet, and you’d have loved it!

To make sure you could catch a glimpse, I made my version, and it took less than an hour.

What I used:

  • A hurricane lamp (mine was from the dollar store)
  • A candle
  • A piece of burlap about 5-6″ in width and the circumference of my hurricane lamp + 1″. You could use burlap ribbon just as easily, but I had a ton left over from this burlap wreath
  • Raffia
  • Scrapbooking buttons
  • A glue gun, but this could also be accomplished with craft glue, it would just increase the drying time.

What I did:

1. I used hot glue to attach the burlap piece first to the glass, and then secured again after wrapping.

2. I took a long piece of raffia, adhered it to the bottom of the seam of burlap, and wrapped the raffia around the burlap, from bottom to top. Once at the top, I reversed and wrapped from top to bottom, gluing as needed.

3. I put the scrapbooking buttons in place.

4. I added candles!


  1. Kim on April 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I saw the ones at JoAnn's and I took a picture so I could make my own version, LOL! Yours are super cute!!! (I saw them over at Talkinโ€™ About Thursday) Thanks so much for sharing how you made them!

    • Kim Young on April 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Yay! I'm so glad someone else saw them at Joann's.. it's proof that I'm not crazy! Well, at least in that way.. Thanks for your comment. When you make your's, drop me a line so I can take a look!

  2. Deanna Ritz on April 13, 2013 at 12:41 am

    These are super cute!! Thanks for sharing. I have some extra jars that I could do this with.:)

  3. MaytagNMom on April 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Lovin' the hurricane lamps and the quick change look. I've done different things with them, but never a burlap look- you've given me inspiration and smiles- shucks!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Visiting from Overflowing With Creativity@ It's Overflowing's linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

  4. rebekahdawn on April 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    How cute! I love burlap and these are adorable!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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